Lower Fines, Longer Check-Outs

Howland Library changes policies

The Howland Public Library in Beacon has lowered fines and extended check-out periods for DVDs. Overdue fines on DVDs have been lowered from $1 to 25 cents a day and series that contain more than two DVDs may now be checked out for 14 days, instead of seven.

In addition, all items may also now be renewed twice, instead of once, if there are no holds. Finally, the public computers can be reserved for two hours a day, instead of one, and used by anyone who owes less than $50 in fines, instead of $10.

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